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Meet Kate she/her

My exploration into nutrition stems from my desire to marry two passions: food and helping people feel better, both physically and emotionally.


Growing up, I never made the connection between food and health.  At the age of 10, I started swimming competitively, beginning a love affair with athletic competition that continued through my collegiate career. However, it wasn't until I became a college swim coach and responsible for the well-being of student athletes, as well as personally competing internationally in triathlons, that I made a connection between nutrition and performance. 


I started reading about the subject and trying new foods in the city I inhabited - New York City. I became so passionate that I changed career paths, becoming an RD.


Over the last 10 years, I have had the experience of working in food services, teaching, clinical nutrition, and more. I have developed Eating Disorder Prevention programming for higher education, and co-led creation of Guidelines for Students Struggling with Eating, Exercise and Body image Concerns at Boston College. This varied experience leads me to bring perspective to nutrition therapy. In addition to assessing the nutritional needs of clients, I consider the healing aspects of food - cooking, eating with others, culture, and more.  I enjoy helping people gain a sense of adventure and ease with food, while meeting their health goals.


I care about being an authentic human who approaches nutrition therapy with humor, compassion, and caring firmness. The therapeutic relationship is a driver of change, and it is an honor to hear client's stories and witness their growth. 

I love to learn, explore, and meet people. Currently, my family and I split our time between Germany and the US, exploring new culture, culinary tastes, language, and lifestyle. When I'm not learning German or working, I enjoy playing with my daughter, swimming, traveling,  cooking, hiking, reading and jigsaw puzzles. 

Education & Experience

  • BS Biology, Tufts University, 2005

  • MS Nutrition Communication, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, 2011

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics Cert, Simmons University, 2012

  • Dietetic Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Owner, private practice (since 2014)

  • Consultant & Clinical Dietitian, Tufts University  (2021-22)

  • Co-lecturer, Boston College, Thinking about Food, Body and Self-Care, Spring 2022

  • Administrative Dietitian Nutritionist at Boston College Dining Services (Jan 2017-Aug 2022)

  • Senior outpatient dietitian and Manager, Nutrition & Wellness Service, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Obstetrics & Eating Disorder Focus (2013-2017)

  • Nutritionist for the Women, Infants, & Children (2011-2013)

  • Collegiate Swim Coach (Tufts, Colgate, NYU; 2005-2009)

  • Top 18 US Triathlete 2012-2014, Female 30-35 yrs.

Certifications & Training

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN, #3571)

  • Vermont Telehealth Licensure for Dietitians (#074.0134353TELE)

  • International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)

  • Body Project Facilitator

  • Certified Intuitive Eating® Counselor (received 2017)

  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, ACT, meal support, culinary skills and food exposure